Macallan 18 YR
Distillery: Macallan Distillery, Charlestown of Aberlour, UK
Age: 18 YR
Nose: Punchy and of medium-body. There are notes of dry oak and wood shavings, hints of crème de cacao, crème anglaise and marmalade. There are notes of apple blossom and cut flowers.
Palate: Quite sweet and rich. There are notes of winter spice and Demerara, hints of rum and sherried sultanas, vanilla emegres with cooked apples and cut rosy apples. There are notes of mixed peels.
Notes: Hot on the heels of the 1992 and earlier 'vintage', which only turned up in May 2011, here's the 1993-and-earlier Macallan 18 year old. This benchmark Macallan has been fully matured in ex-sherry casks and remains one of the most highly-regarded after-dinner drams thanks to its slick, sweet smoothness.